Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell | Clerkenwell, Greater London
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Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
World Class based on 198 ratings
Type: Bar

82 Leather Lane
Clerkenwell, Greater London England EC1N 7TR [ print map ]
0207 430 1123 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Sat 1200-2300; Sun 1200-2230

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (59) | Taps: 37 | Bottles: 300

Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell

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Beer Available At Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell (arranged by most recent)
Birbant Imperial Citra IPA 98, Birbant Saison Curry Wurst 89, Dark Star Dark Star 89, Birbant RIS Rum Barrel Aged , Ale Mania Aprigose , Summer Wine Mokko 82, Dark Star Espresso Stout (Cask) 87, Revolutions The Queen is not Dead , Birbant / Kontynuacja Kafirmacja 54, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Zeus Simcoe 93, Highland Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout 89, Highland Yardsook , Ale Mania Alt Bier , Ale Mania Porter , Ale Mania Sour Porter , Birbant American Weizen 76, Ale Mania Belgian IPA 57, Ale Mania India Pale Ale 63, Ale Mania Session IPA 76, Birbant Black AIPA 90
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198 reviews for Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  86%
 Selection  91%
 Food  59%
 Value  76%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2056) Washington, Washington DC | September 30, 2015
Two level place, downstairs has the bar with a monstrous row of taps. Upstairs is for sitting, chilling, gathering. When I asked what sours they had on, it took staff 10 minutes to go through the entire list. Some of those were US sours that are hard to find back home. Staff had great recommendations, and were generous with the samples. Food is limited to crisps and scotch eggs. A must-visit while in London.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nate2g  (1046) Boomtown!, Australia | May 23, 2012
Need I say more. A highlight for London beer drinkers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Boudicca  (986) London, England | September 18, 2011| Updated August 25, 2014
A welcome new addition to the burgeoning London beer scene, the Craft Beer Co. is an old fashioned street corner pub which has been knocked through although it retains some of its original features such as the magnificent hexagonal mirror panelled ceiling. It was very busy when we visited on a Saturday evening during the RBESG and no wonder as the beer range is superb and the service excellent. It was the first time Iíd seen Tom in his new role as manager of the pub. He was in his element and doing a great job.

Update: Three years later and the Craft Beer Co. is still going strong, with several more pubs around town. The service is friendly and the beer selection remains very good indeed. Ratebeerians are always welcome and Tom has made the upstairs room available for us on many occasions, most recently for the Grand Tasting (part 2) during the RBESG 2014. (Last visited 10 August 2014).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (878) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 6, 2014| Updated August 14, 2014
A nice good sized pub with a large bar. Built for geeks with impressive service, tap list, bottle list and 1/3 pints. Bottle selection is insane, but so are prices, a must.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois  (856) Tourist Town (West), England | August 29, 2012| Updated June 16, 2013
Have popped by once a month or so since it opened in summer í11. Great selection on both tap and cask, backed up by a solid bottle range. Staff always knowledgeable and friendly. Cask ales are micro breweries from around the UK, tap will be a mix of Scandoís, US, UK and the odd Eureopean offering. Food is limited to pork pies and scotch eggs. Decent artisanal examples but I wish they would do a little more in the way of food to help soak up the beery goodness! (I understand the kitchen was sacrificed for the gents on ground level). Food rating reflects choice, not quality! My last visit was on 11/08/12 and I sampled beers from Kernel, Westbrook, southern Tier and Farmers Cabinet on tap and a Fyne Ales on cask. Look up at the ceiling downstairs and wave! I must have been here half a dozen times before I did!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Fin  (761) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | July 24, 2011
We (me and Loz) visited here on 23rd July 2011 at Tom and Ianís birthday bash. I have to say this is one cracking little venue, the bar probably runs two thirds of the length of the pub and is jam packed with handpumps and taps I never counted them all but it would be a brave man indeed who even tries to tackle all of the handpump selection, something like thirteen I think/ The service was superb, staff going to great measures to deliver your beer to you with a smile, ensuring the glass was spotless (no drips down the side) in fact just everything about the service was great, I couldnít fault it at all. The beer selection was superb, you really need to do a two nighter before you could really say that youíve made a dent in the selection, I hadnít even the time to look at the bottled beers but something tells me that the selection of those will be stellar. Great building with a quite some history and as Mes informed me was quite close to some heavy Lufftwaffe bombing in WWII which explained the slight jauntiness of some of the windows apparently. In short this is the new must go to place in London and probably leapfrogs very high up on my favourite places as well with a score like this.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (741) London, England | July 26, 2011| Updated December 28, 2012
Easily one of the best pubs in London, and many would say THE best. The range of beers is without peer. The place itself is quite lovely. The staff knows their stuff and the manager rocks! A lot of the beers are on the pricey side (cask ales start at £3.40) but it comes with the territory, I suppose. For me this pub is top three in London.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
imdownthepub  (681) Banbury, England | December 3, 2011
We have been 3 times now and on each occasion it has been a different atmosphere, ranging from the cool and relaxed on a Saturday afternoon to manic and crammed on a Friday night. Itís all about beer in here and what a selection they have, there is something for everyone. Tom has a particularly good touch in selecting the Brewers he likes to show and I have not had a beer I havenít appreciated so far. Itís not for everyone, particularly if you are looking for tradition, but this is a major development in the British Pub scene and if the crowds last night are anything to go by, it will be a roaring success.
KyotoLefty  (577) Kyoto, Japan | August 7, 2011| Updated August 8, 2011
Not much more to add. Great place. Lots of US bottles that are not easy to find. Great lineup of cask ales. Tons of Euro Craft beers from keg, draught lambic...Easily the best selection I have seen in the UK.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
jackl  (560) Minneapolis, Minnesota | January 14, 2012| Updated September 3, 2012
CBC is located in a great spot of Clerkenwell in central London. This is the younger sister of Cask Pub and Kitchen. The offerings on cask and keg are ridiculously good. The beer is always in great nick, these guys know how to handle their product. The bottle list is very good, not to CPKís standard, but probably the second best in London. Seating can be difficult to obtain if you show up on a Wednesday-Saturday evening. Their upstairs room can get really hot and stuffy. As the pubís located on a quiet street, many punters opt to drink outside. Prices are quite high, but Iím happy to pay for the quality. Food options are minimal (scotch eggs, meat pies) and expensive, but good if youíre willing to splurge.

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